Saturday, March 16, 2013
Frugal deeds for the week: This is my birthday month - and I signed up for a number of birthday rewards - of which I have been enjoying. This week, I received 2 deli gift coupons of $5 off - so, one I used for a nice lunch and paid $2.XX after coupon. The other, I used today for a sandwich/pickle/chips and paid .55 out of pocket. A bagel place sent me a coupon for a free bagel and cream cheese - with the purchase of a drink - I got coffee. Sephora sent me an e-mail letting me know I could pick my birthday present up from the cash register - I did - a free mascara and highlighter - both went to my daughter. Swagbucks sent me 50 points - Arby's a free shake with any purchase off the menu (except value item) - which I have used yet. Today, I cooked up a storm to use up stuff in the pantry/fridge/freezer - and also so that we have easy to prepare food items to decrease the temptation to eat out. I boiled eggs, made lasagna, potato salad, Asian fried cabbage/onions/carrots/tuna, brown rice - made enough to freeze a sandwich bag full for fried rice later on, banana muffins, and oatmeal raisin cookies - oh and potato croquettes. Just printed a recipe for oven baked pepper poppers - to use up my sweet peppers but that will be for tomorrow. While running errands today, I used a 40% off coupon at Michaels and a giftcard to buy quilt batting for the quilt I am making for my dad. So, part of tomorrow will be used to work on the quilt. In the mail, I got my lunch bag from Lean Cuisine - and it is gorgeous.